WHO Estimates 151,000 Casualties in Iraq

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    http://www.who.int/mediacentre/news/releases/2008/pr02/en/index.html
     
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    Oh and who runs WHO?... The UN... Like we can trust their numbers. I definitely don't.
     
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    If Iraq is so dangerous I just have to ask how the interviews were conducted.

    Couldn't have been by phone as we all know the Iraqiis have no services since the US invaded. Couldn't possibly have been by personal interview because the interviewers would more than like have been killed.... so how did they get the information?
     
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    Well, I couldn't help but notice that the results were "compensated for under-reporting". Why didn't they compensate for "over-reporting"?

    http://content.nejm.org/cgi/content/full/NEJMsa0707782
     
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    The report does not say WHO the instigator of the violence was in each case. We all know that the insurgents killed hundreds with a car bomb and did not bat an eye. Secondly, insurgents do not wear uniforms so if you kill one and someone comes along and takes away his AK-47: suddenly he is no longer an insurgent and turns into a civilian. These reports are just anti-American propaganda.
     
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    Nothing proven. Just another biased opinion on how the study was carried out. It has neither proven nor disproven it. To be fair, neither has Lancet to any great degree..
     
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    The Dirt McGirt study is far more accurate. I estimate the Iraqi deaths from 1 to 50 million and conclude with 100% accuracy that it's maybe 50% accurate that the number of dead Iraqis is perhaps a number less than 25 million, possibly.
     
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